10 Must Make Thanksgiving Recipes

10 Must Make Thanksgiving Recipes!

Thanksgiving is somehow already here next week. I have no idea how, I feel like I am time traveling through the months. So for all of you that are finding yourself scrambling to get ready for next week, here are my 10 Favorite Recipes for Thanksgiving!

P.S. If you are looking for how to make the best turkey ever, I make Alton Brown’s turkey every year and it’s perfection.

10 Must Make Thanksgiving Recipes: The Best Green Bean Casserole!

The Best Green Bean:

This Green Bean Casserole recipe is the only one I will make and we have made it for 4 years straight. It is tried and true and always perfection!

I have actually won over quite a few of our Thanksgiving guests over the years who swore up and down that they made the best Green Bean Casserole…and at the end of the meal they asked for my recipe.

10 Must Make Thanksgiving Recipes: Pumpkin Cake with Maple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Dream Cake

Just read the 400+ comments – this is the best pumpkin cake ever! I make it every single year without fail, and besides the one year I forgot to add baking soda, it has been perfect.

10 Must Make Thanksgiving Recipes: Caramel Apple Dump Cake

Caramel Apple Dump Cake

This recipe couldn’t be easier and is a great make ahead dessert. You can put everything together the day before and then toss it into the oven while every one is taking a post-turkey nap!

The cake by itself is great, but you add some vanilla ice cream and rich caramel sauce and it’s phenomenal. You can make this with any canned pie filling, however the buttery caramel, apple & warm spices all go together so perfectly.

10 Must Make Thanksgiving Recipes: Butternut Squash, Apple & Sage Soup

Butternut Squash, Apple & Sage Soup

This soup is the perfect Thanksgiving starter! It’s naturally sweet from the butternut squash and the apples and has gorgeous spiced flavor from fresh sage, cumin, cinnamon, smoked paprika and a little cayenne pepper. It is also another great make ahead recipe!

10 Must Make Thanksgiving Recipes: Pumpkin Fritters with Cinnamon Glaze

Pumpkin Fritters with Cinnamon Glaze

If you are going to have a house full of people on Thanksgiving and are looking to have a fun breakfast, these fritters are the bomb. They are quick to fry up and have so much good pumpkin flavor!

10 Must Make Thanksgiving Recipes: Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

Chocolate and Pumpkin is unusual and something you don’t see all the time, but it’s an awesome combination. These truffles have a ton of pumpkin flavor and looks really impressive, even though they are easy to make. They do have a decent amount of steps, but each step is easy.

10 Must Make Thanksgiving Recipes: Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus

Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus

If you are a hummus lover, you must try this sweet potato hummus. It honestly is one of my favorites and I make it over and over again. While I eat it year round, it is also perfect for a Thanksgiving appetizer.

You can make it up to a week ahead (or longer if you freeze it!) and just have to toss it into a bowl and serve it with some pita chips the day of. Couldn’t be easier!

10 Must Make Thanksgiving Recipes: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Maple Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Cupcakes. Need I say more?

10 Must Make Thanksgiving Recipes: Turkey Cranberry Salad

Turkey Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

This is a healthy way to use up some Thanksgiving leftovers. I discovered this cranberry vinaigrette recipe by accident and it became an instant favorite.

You could also use leftover cranberry jelly (if you do that – only add half the sugar) in the vinaigrette instead of fresh cranberries. Yay for using up multiple leftovers in one delicious salad!

10 Must Make Thanksgiving Recipes: Leftover Turkey Sandwiches with amazing cranberry chutney!
Turkey Sliders with Brie, Arugula and Cranberry Chutney

And I will leave you with one of my favorite ways to eat leftover turkey. The cranberry chutney is to.die.for. Seriously. It’s more savory than sweet and it is the perfect pairing with the brie and turkey.


Even More Recipes

If you are looking for more delicious recipes, here are a few more of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes from some amazing fellow food bloggers:

Caramel Apple Monkey Bread

Butternut Squash Coconut Curry Soup

Southern Corn Pudding

Stuffed Acorn Squash

On The Stalk Roasted Brussels Sprouts – Nutmeg Nanny

No Boil Candied Sweet Potato Casserole – I Wash… You Dry

Cranberry-Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Orange Frosting – My Baking Heart

Roasted Garlic Whipped Cauliflower – Country Cleaver

Pumpkin Mousse Torte – The Baker Chick

Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole – Katie’s Cucina

Best-Ever Sausage, Apple and Sage Stuffing – The Comfort of Cooking

Octoberfest Potatoes – A Beautiful Bite

Maple Pumpkin Pie – The Hungry Housewife

Slow Cooker Stuffing – Rachel Cooks

Pecan Pie Macarons – The Nifty Foodie

Paula Deen’s Corn Casserole – Ezra Pound Cake

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Squash with a Dijon Vinaigrette – Blogging Over Thyme

Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Orange Zest – The Lemon Bowl

Goat Cheese Mac N Cheese – Erin’s Food Files

Low Carb Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes – All Day I Dream About Food

Maple Cranberry Pecan Pie – The Adventure Bite

Savory Apple & Leek Stuffing – Bakes In Slippers


10 Must Make Thanksgiving Recipes!